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Chris -- 2015-05-30
There’s an annual footrace in San Francisco called the Bay to Breakers (named after the starting and end points). People almost invariably pronounce it like “beta breakers”, which always makes me think of the class of medications known as “beta blockers”. Anyway, I figured there’s probably someone out there who thinks the name of the race is the “beta breakers”. Sure enough, googling found a few like this:
A local resident told us that the roads were closed due to the ‘beta breakers’ event. What?? What the heck is a ‘beta breakers’? Come to find out it is this 7.5 mile run event called ‘BAY TO BREAKERS’.
I’m sure this articles image is just going to inspire folks to drink more… If alcohol brings that to beta breakers, I’ll be there every year
article on drinking problems at the Bay to Breakers race
What is the beta breakers run in San Francisco?
question and answer site
Not sure about the eggcornicity. Not sure what meaning the perps attribute to “beta” in this context.